After what seemed liked years of speculation after Edgar Wright left Ant-Man, Marvel has finally found a replacement director. It’s someone none of us would have even guessed. Names like Adam McKay, Nicholas Stoller, Rawson Thurber, and Ruben Fleischer were thrown around, but the job has been given to Peyton Reed, whose credits include films such as Yes Man and Bring It On. What.
I’m sure most of you are confused (I am), and are already discounting Reed because he’s not Edgar Wright, but I’m sure it’ll be fine. Ant-Man still has a great cast, Bring It On is actually one of my favorite movies (because of the cute girls and biting teen satire), but what’s most troubling is the Marvel blender. Adam McKay apparently rewrote the script enough (or made suggestions) that he’s now listed as a screenwriter for it. That’s just odd. I hope all of this production stuff fixes itself before it hits theaters July 2015. The first synopsis for the film is after the cut.[via Marvel]
When Marvel’s “Ant-Man” hits theaters July 17, 2015, director Peyton Reed will help shepherd the hero into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a cast led by Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, with writer Adam McKay contributing to the film’s script.
Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.